My New Coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lkcaffery, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. lkcaffery

    lkcaffery Out Of The Brooder

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    After ascertaining that building a coop was way beyond our capabilities and doing lots of research on chicken coop builders in our area, I found a great General Contractor who builds coops on the side as a hobby (he and his family raise chickens). I sent him three designs that I liked, including the Garden Coop, and he came up with a design based on the best of all of them. He just delivered our coop and I love it so I had to share!

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  2. SKG1121

    SKG1121 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you don't mind my asking, did it cost more or less than buying a premade coop?
     
  3. lkcaffery

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    It cost $850. I realize we could have built a coop for less, but again, not really within our capabilities. He used quality materials, hardware cloth, etc., so while a bit pricey, I felt I got a good deal for the final product. There is a place here in Charlotte, NC that builds coops, including the Garden Coop, and they wanted $2800 to build the Garden Coop.
     
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    Is it purple? Love it!
     
  5. lkcaffery

    lkcaffery Out Of The Brooder

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    It is purple! I wanted something different and bright.
     
  6. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's beautiful. i bet you are excited. what kind of chickens are going to live there?
     
  7. lkcaffery

    lkcaffery Out Of The Brooder

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    I have five five-day-old chicks: 2 silkies, 1 buff orpington, 1 salmon favorelle and 1 EE. One of the silkies seems to have a deformed leg (not splayed) so I'm just not sure if she'll make it although she is able to get around OK now and is eating a drinking. This is my first venture into urban chickens.
     
  8. Alte Vogel

    Alte Vogel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it. Congratulations!
     
  9. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! I love the design and colors.
     
  10. TexGal

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    I love it!! And beautiful surrounding land!
     

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